[Ksummit-discuss] Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board election results 2017

Matthew Wilcox willy6545 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 07:25:07 UTC 2017

Can we have the list of write-in candidates? How many votes for Batman this

On Oct 25, 2017 18:47, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa at zytor.com> wrote:

> The TAB elections are now complete. Thank you to all the candidates for
> putting their names forward.
> With 73 ballots cast, the top 5 candidates received:
> Steve Rostedt           58
> Jonathan Corbet         57
> Greg Kroah-Hartman      57
> Tim Bird                39
> Ted Ts'o                37
> It was a very close election, with the next candidate on the list
> receiving 36 votes.  Full results are available on request.
> This year the ballot counting was done automatically, with visual review
> of the scanned ballots v. the automatic results done by myself and Chris
> Mason.
> A big thank you to all the candidates, to everyone that voted, and
> congratulations to the top candidates.
>         -hpa
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> For the curious, technical details:
> The ballots were produced and counted by SDAPS, an open-source project
> (http://www.sdaps.org/).  A set of custom scripts were used to simplify
> the generation and counting of ballots specifically for the purpose of
> these elections; those scripts are available at:
>         http://git.zytor.com/users/hpa/ballot.git
> Eventually I hope to clean up these scripts, generalize them for other
> voting methods, document them a little better, and formally release them
> as an election package, but for now they are relatively specific to the
> approval voting.
> SDAPS is a bit difficult to build, due to a very large number of
> dependencies, some of which aren't well documented.  It would be a very
> nice thing if distros would consider packaging it, especially since it
> is a very useful package.
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